We know that lockdown has been tough and you might be struggling to find your mojo, but if you’ve got a partner there are some great ways to fire up the spark between you and heat up what goes on between the sheets.
A recent article for Refinery29 offered some tips for couples in the US who want their 4 July to go with a bang, but we think some of the suggestions are worth trying whether you’re celebrating Independence Day or not.
Relationship and wellbeing coach Shula Melamed offered her top tips to help you get steamy with your partner.
As it’s summer and we have had some spikes of hot weather already in the UK, consider how you can use temperature play to take your bedroom antics to the next level. The best part about this tip is how simple it is - just pop an ice cube in your mouth and then kiss and lick your partner.
To spice your foreplay up a little further and make the sensations more intense, you could introduce a blindfold if you’re both comfortable with that.
Another top tip from Ms Melamed is to try a different position. As she pointed out, even if it turns out that it doesn’t work for you, you’ll have created a nice memory with your partner and it could lead you to explore a bit more in future.
This is definitely a good idea if you feel as though your sex life has become somewhat repetitive during lockdown. After all, when you’re confined to one house it can sometimes be difficult to feel creative!
If you are bored of the options in your own home, do your best to improvise. If you need some suggestions of new positions or places to get down and dirty, take a look at our blog where we suggested a few spots to try.
Bathroom sex is a great option and remember that doesn’t just have to mean the shower. You can sit on the sink with your legs open and your partner can thrust into you, holding your hips for support.
But it’s not only couples that can spice their lives up in the bedroom. With so many vibrators, dildos and other sex toys available in our online sex shop in the UK, there’s plenty to keep singletons happy too.
In fact, as psychologist and co-director of Modern Sex Therapy Institutes Dr Rachel Needle recently told Insider, having orgasms is good for your physical and mental wellbeing, whether you’re coupled up or single.
We know that orgasms are great, but as it turns out there are health benefits too. “Orgasm releases endorphins which can help decrease stress, at least temporarily, and lead to positive feelings making us happier,” Dr Needle told the publication.
She added: “Even if you aren’t having partnered sex, if you want to continue having these benefits, find ways to keep having orgasms.”
We can definitely help you on that front! And although lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease, it’s still tough out there for single people with socially distanced dating not exactly providing the physical contact many are craving. So, you know where you can come to stock up on some new sex toys to keep you happy in the meantime.